November is a month where the things you expect to see aren't here and the things that you don't expect to see are, making it important to move into the month with an open heart and mind. For the first time this year and in fact for the first time since July 2014, you'll move into the new month with no planetary activity in your romantic sector, with a 15 month run having run its course when Venus left on the 9th October, wrapping up her own extraordinary 4 month visit. While the Moon will move through your romantic sector from the 3rd November to the 5th November and will return again on the 30th November, for the most part you will be on your own, but with no excuses for why, after so much support for so long, the spirit of romance should fade. So while you've come to expect romantic forces in play and you're now on your own, relationship forces that should have wrapped up when the Sun left your relationship sector last month are not only still in play, but catch their second wind. Mercury, who returned to your relationship sector in late August, for what should have been a 15 day visit aimed at providing the support needed to get the communication lines open, finally leaves on the 2nd November. By this stage with, the North Node in your relationship sector since February 2014, leaving on the 12th November, this gives you 10 days to get a sense of relationship direction, before the relationship gods close shop for the year. Yet Venus' return on the 9th November and Mars' on the 13th November will see relationship matters roar back to life and stay that way for the rest of the year.
There has been an extraordinary amount of support for matters of the heart and all things romantic since Jupiter returned to your romantic sector on the 11th August, but the push to get this, your luckiest year for love in over a decade, on the road and through a barrier of old excuses hasn't quite run its course by the time you move into the new month. Until she leaves your romantic sector on the 9th November Venus is working to fuel your romantic desires and expectations, while until he leaves on the 13th November Mars is fuelling your passions and fighting spirit. It's their alignment from the 2nd November to the 4th November that will provide that final push before the love gods move things to a point where it becomes more about the ongoing journey. That point is reached just 3 days after Venus' departure and during Mars' last full day, with the North Node's return on the 12th November not only ensuring Jupiter has long term support, but until leaving in May 2017 will create a current that will keep matters of the heart on track and moving towards the future. In the meantime, as is the case at this time every year the Sun, spending the first three weeks of November in your relationship sector, is putting the spotlight on your relationships. It's Mercury, planet of communication's return from the 2nd November to the 21st November that will provide an opportunity to get the communication lines open, with a New Moon on the 12th November bringing a chance to commit to your relationships, the future and the journey ahead.
While the love and relationship gods will both want your attention this week, for the most part romantic and relationship matters are staying in their own lane, complementing the other. Any competition will come from outside forces, for this is the month that things start to move professionally, making it important to have some boundaries in place, with some smart time management required. This is not usually a problem you have at this time of year, for with romantic matters usually running their course in late October and relationship matters not needing your attention until later in November. The downside to having unexpected romantic and relationship developments is having to juggle your time more effectively. Romantic matters should have run their course when the Sun left your romantic sector last month, but with Mercury still here until the 2nd November, Venus not returning until the 9th November and Mars until the 13th November, the point where romantic forces should have run their course is the point where they're just starting to take off. Once they come together Venus and Mars will not only spend the rest of the month fuelling your romantic desires, passions and fighting spirit, but the rest of the year. In the meantime, while Mercury won't return to your relationship sector until the 21st November and the Sun until the 23rd November, with having returned in September the relationship gods have taken up permanent residence. Mercury's alignment with Saturn on the 25th November will be the first Saturn alignment here since 1998, with the planet of communication on board just a day before a Full Moon is likely to bring any personal and/or relationship tensions to a head, creating the potential for a real breakthrough.
With the Sun always spending the first three weeks of November in your romantic sector the solar spotlight is always on matters of the heart at this time of year, but for the first time since 2012 this comes without Saturn on board, demanding that you take responsibility and take love seriously. Apart from Mercury breezing through from the 2nd November to the 21st November, with an opportunity to give your heart a voice and a New Moon on the 12th November, bringing an opportunity for a fresh start and new beginnings, there is a lack of urgency. With Venus, planet of love not returning until early next month and Mars not returning until the New Year, but when he does spending most of the first half of 2016 here, the love gods are taking their time. There is plenty of romantic confidence and opportunity, but not pressure and little or no urgency. With Pluto not only in his first full month back on his own in your relationship sector but basking in the support from the forces moving through your communication sector, things are looking up on the relationship front as well. It was Ceres' departure from your relationship sector on the 28th October that has left you with a clearer sense of what you want and need from your relationships, at a time when you and your relationships are finding their voice. Before Venus leaves your communication sector on the 9th November and Mars on the 13th November they'll join forces to support your relationships, with Mars' final days in particular a chance for a real breakthrough. Yet even after they move on a partnership between communication and relationship forces will continue to unfold, giving you plenty of confidence in what the future holds.
November is the month that no matter what, the love gods will eventually get around to you. Apart from the 4 weeks that Venus will normally spend in your sign each year, usually around your birthday, the Sun's return to your romantic sector on the 23rd November will kick off what are normally the most romantically charged weeks of any year. Last year this began with Mars' return on the 14th September and ran its course with the Sun's departure on the 22nd December, a period of just over 3 months. Yet in a year where Venus, planet of love, spent nearly 4 months in your sign rather than her usual 4 weeks, it was a given she was preparing you for something, with Mercury not so much triggering but starting to highlight from the 21st November, taking until the 3rd August 2016 to run its course. Even then, this is just highlighting what is beneath the surface, for once Saturn returned to your romantic sector on the 18th September he committed to a visit that won't run its course until the end of 2017. The difference the Sun and Mercury will make when they return this month, Venus next month and Mars, who will spend so much time here in the first half of 2016, is that this will draw more attention to a powerful romantic chapter underway, as well as provide the love gods with the right tools. From Mercury's return on the 21st November his mission will be to give your heart a voice and to put heart and mind on the same page, while the Sun's return on the 23rd November will shine the solar spotlight on your romantic needs, situation and priorities. While the Sun and Mercury return to your romantic sector at this time every year, the last time they returned to find Saturn here was in 1988. No wonder Venus spent 4 months redefining your romantic desires and expectations. At the same time Ceres' first full month back in your relationship sector is a chance to look more deeply into your relationship wants and needs.
After a bumpy few months there is finally a breakthrough on the relationship front this month, along with a chance for a real turnaround. While Jupiter's return to your sign in August was good news for you personally, bringing you to the start of a new 12 year Jupiter cycle of expansion, this put pressure on your relationships, just as a parade of planets moved through your sign. Since August the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars and Jupiter have all moved into opposition with Neptune and Chiron, both in retrograde motion in your relationship sector, creating a series of oppositions to bring personal and/or relationship tensions to a head, with just one more hurdle to cross. Jupiter's opposition with Chiron, planet of healing from the 3rd November to the 9th November, is the last of a long line of wakeup calls and it comes just as the tide is getting ready to turn. With Mercury, planet of communication returning to your communication sector on the 3rd November he'll be here in time to turn any buttons this might push into an opportunity for a breakthrough, with support from the Sun and from a New Moon on the 12th November. Yet it's Neptune's direct turn in your relationship sector on the 19th November and Chiron's on the 28th November that marks the real turnaround, bringing you to a point where after months of wakeup calls you're a lot more aware of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. In the meantime with Venus, planet of love in your sign until the 9th November and the very forces that have put pressure on your relationships actively supporting Pluto in your romantic sector, there is a new sense of romantic confidence in the air, supported by the planets of war and revolution, turning you into a romantic warrior.
While, with Uranus in your relationship sector until 2019, no matter the time of year, the focus is always going to be in on your relationships, with the relationship gods on the ball 365 days a year, this is not normally a time of year that is particularly active for romantic matters and matters of the heart. While Venus, planet of love will normally return to your sign during or around your birthday month, any planetary activity in your romantic sector is usually contained in the early months of each year. Yet it was in the closing days of October that the love gods swung into action and as the month progresses things are set to become even more romantically charged, with the love gods saving the best till last. For the first time in 8 years you'll find that moving into November, despite the fact that your birthday month is well and truly over, Venus is still a no show, still in the final days of a nostalgic trip down love's memory lane. Due to return to your sign on the 9th November, staying on until early December, Venus is on a mission to redefine your romantic desires and expectations and this year she's got some extraordinary company in the form of Ceres, dwarf planet and fellow goddess of the solar system. Ceres returned to your romantic sector on the 28th October, something you're still adjusting to in the early days of the week, but it's Venus' return on the 9th November that will see the two come together to create some of the most romantically charged weeks of the year, something that shouldn't exist at this time of year. The best news of all is that this will extend into the early months of 2016. Your relationships will still need your attention, with support from Saturn crucial when it comes to ensuring the communication lines are open. While the battle to balance your personal and relationship needs will continue, as the month progresses this will become a lot easier and a lot less tense.
While the tide will turn on the romantic front this month, until then a sense of romantic nostalgia is only going to deepen with Venus, planet of love coming to the rescue in the best place and way. Neptune and Chiron, the planets of love and healing, are on a long haul visit to your romantic sector, with Chiron here until 2019 and Neptune until 2026. Minding their own business and in retrograde motion since June this is a journey into the past that both planets will take each year, Neptune in order to rekindle old romantic dreams and Chiron to confront old ghosts, with a chance to heal and lay the past to rest. Things got complicated for romantic forces when a parade of planets began moving into opposition in August, with wave after wave continuing since then. The last of those oppositions will play out from the 3rd November to the 9th November, which is where timing comes in, for the 9th November is the day that everything changes. The last opposition is involving Jupiter and Chiron, with a chance to confront the past and get right to the heart of old pains and hurts that you've been hiding behind, blocking new romantic growth. No sooner is the last wakeup call over than Venus' return to a nostalgic part of your chart on the 9th November changes everything. While Venus will take your heart on a nostalgic trip down love's memory lane once a year, it's been 8 years since it began this late in the year, but almost to the hour the timing is spot on. With Neptune turning direct on the 19th November and Chiron on the 28th November, Venus joins them in their final days in retrograde motion, with her brand of romantic nostalgia completely turning things around during pivotal days where the doors are still open to second chances and where the tide is about to turn. By the time Venus returns to your sign early next month and with Neptune and Chiron in retrograde motion by then, this is when the real comeback will begin. In the meantime, with a Full Moon in your relationship sector in late October you'll begin the month with a clear sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you.
As Uranus spends his last full month in retrograde motion in your romantic sector, preparing for a direct turn that will see him work with Venus to create something magical over the New Year period, his focus is still on the past but in a way where there is a chance to start detaching. In your romantic sector from 2011 to 2019 Uranus will spend from July to December of every year in retrograde motion and from December to July in retrograde motion, spending time looking to the future and time where you're able to revisit the past. However, since the South Node's return to your romantic sector in February 2014, whether Uranus has been in direct or retrograde motion the focus has been on the past, making it hard to move or let the past go. This has been a chance to resolve the past and lay old ghosts to rest, with the South Node's departure on the 12th November finally setting you free from the past. With Uranus still in retrograde motion you might not notice any difference at first, but with Uranus turning direct over Christmas and Venus returning to your sign in the final days of the year, it's over New Year that you'll get the full benefits. In the meantime, with a huge amount of support from Saturn a new sense of romantic confidence is emerging. This will be especially noticeable during the Moon's visit to your romantic sector from the 22nd November to the 24th November. It's your relationships that may get a wakeup call in the final days of the month, with the Moon's visit to your relationship sector from the 26th November to the 28th November producing a Full Moon on the 26th November. While this is a Full Moon that will always fall at some point during your birthday month, the last time you've had Saturn standing behind and defending your own needs at the time was in 1987, 28 years ago. With Mercury, planet of communication in his early days in your sign by then, a Full Moon that may push some emotional buttons and fuel any personal and/or relationship tensions comes with the potential for a breakthrough.
While on paper November is a fairly low key month for both romantic and relationship matters, something that is usually the case, with a Full Moon in your romantic sector in the closely days of October there is still likely to be a lot of romantic sentiment in the air. With all the planetary activity in your romantic sector having run its course in May and Venus, planet of love not due to return to your sign until January, the Moon's monthly visits are all that you have to keep the romantic spirit alive, with the Full Moon in the closing days of October the most important of them all. However, the romantic forces and sentiment triggered does have a secret weapon, something that will keep them alive much longer than is normally the case. That secret weapon is Venus, who for the first time in 8 years is still in an adventurous part of your chart, something that should have wrapped up in late September. Not due to leave until the 9th November Venus was already on a mission to bring the spirit of romance and adventure together, benefiting from the boost the Full Moon brought and happy to return the favour by keeping the spirit of romance alive until she leaves. You'll have another chance to tap into the spirit of romance when the Moon moves through your romantic sector from the 24th November to the 26th November. Coming full circle from last month's Full Moon this will be a chance to tap back into the spirit of romance. While you will move into the month with the Moon in your relationship sector and here until the 3rd November this will bring a chance in the early days of the month to pay attention to your relationship needs, it's the second visit from the 28th November to the 30th November that will need the most attention. This second visit is a practice run ahead of next month's Full Moon, with a need to use this as a chance to give your relationships a voice.
For the first time since July 2014 you've moved into a new month with no planetary activity in your relationship sector, with Venus' own epic 4 month visit having run its course last month, bringing 15 months of planetary activity to an end. While this left your relationships with plenty of momentum and left you with a clear sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you, it means that the relationship gods are finally stepping aside to give the love gods their turn. If the spirit of romance has been push to the side over the last 18 months, with even the most romantically charged months of any year over shadowed by Jupiter's position in your relationship sector, then it's time to start making up for lost time. What gives you the confidence to shift your focus onto romantic matters, is the support that your relationships will continue to get from communication forces. So long as the communication lines are open, your relationships are in safe hands. The forces determined to bring the spirit of romance back into play at a time of year when there is normally not a lot of romantic focus is the Moon and Venus. While Venus has all month to work her magic the Moon has just a few days, with its visit from the 26th November to the 28th November creating a Full Moon on the 26th November. Meanwhile Venus, who will spend until the 9th November in a passionate part of your chart, will have returned to an adventurous part of your chart by the time the Full Moon brings romantic matters to a head, bringing the spirit of romance and adventure together. If that doesn't get you out of a romantic rut nothing will.
It wouldn't be surprising if lucky Jupiter's return to your relationship sector in August has so far seemed like anything but good luck, until you realise that recent months have been all about exposing the gap between your current reality and a sense of what's possible, with the most powerful planet in the solar system calling in some powerful support to ensure that gap is closed. The reason why things have been tense over recent months is that during Jupiter's early months in your relationship sector the Sun, Mercury, Venus and Mars all moved through and while this has brought this new relationship journey a lot of support, it has also meant a series of oppositions between Neptune and Chiron, who are valiantly defending your own needs. Like an over active immune system they have been fighting what they have perceived to be the enemy, with relationship forces threatening to swamp your own personal needs, putting them into defence mode. This has created wave after wave of personal and/or relationship tensions that have waxed and waned since August, the last of which will finally play out from the 3rd November to the 9th November. This opposition between Jupiter in your relationship sector and Chiron, planet of healing in your sign is a chance to finally lay any old ghosts to rest. This will play out during Venus, planet of love's final days in your relationship sector and due to leave on the 9th November, she's staying around just long enough to guide you and your relationships through those tricky final days. Just 3 days later, the North Node's return to your relationship sector begins a journey that will run through to November 2017, one that will steer your relationships into a whole new era of connecting, something that is only possible because of the breakthroughs of recent months. What is clear is that moving forward there must be a balance between your personal and relationship needs.